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3 Words Can't Get Men an Instant Divorce Anymore: Court

India outlaws 'triple talaq'

(Newser) - India's Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce their wives as unconstitutional. The bench, comprising five senior judges of different faiths, deliberated for three months before issuing its order in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced... More »

$950K Violin Collection Ruined. 3 Years Later, Ex-Wife Arrested

The destroyed collection included 54 violins and 70 bows

(Newser) - The world's tiniest violin might not be enough to express one man's loss, allegedly at the hands of his ex-wife. The Japan Times reports 34-year-old Midori Kawamiya was arrested Tuesday, accused of destroying her ex-husband's $950,000 violin collection in 2014 as the two were divorcing. Authorities... More »

Anthony Scaramucci's Wife Leaves Him: Report

Multiple sources tell Page Six she's not a fan of his new position

(Newser) - Multiple sources tell Page Six that Anthony Scaramucci's wife has filed for divorce. Deidre Ball, who started dating the new White House communications director in 2011 and is his second wife, is said to dislike President Trump and the DC life in general. She preferred the couple's "... More »

High-Profile Couple Announce 'Trump Divorce'

Trump supporter Lynn Aronberg felt 'isolated' in marriage to Dave Aronberg: press release

(Newser) - Interesting: sending out a press release about your divorce. More interesting: deeming it a "Trump divorce." The Palm Beach Post reports on the demise of the marriage of ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Lynn Aronberg and Florida state attorney Dave Aronberg, with the two announcing their split via a statement... More »

Wife of 'Hot Felon' Filing for Divorce After Photos

Melissa Meeks 'humiliated' after pics of Jeremy Meeks making out with heiress

(Newser) - There's one person who doesn't think "dreamy mugshot guy" is so dreamy anymore: his wife. Jeremy Meeks, who gained fame for his good looks and became a model after his prison stint, is headed to divorce court after Melissa Meeks, his wife of eight years, says she... More »

5 US Cities With the Most, Least Divorce

Carson City, Nev., has highest percentage of divorcees

(Newser) - And they lived happily ever after ... in some cities more than others. A new report from 24/7 Wall St. looks at the US cities with the highest and lowest percentage of divorcees. The site acknowledges that a variety of factors can fuel a divorce but observes "it is more... More »

Suit: Sex Scenes Were 'Factor' in Heard-Depp Divorce

Heard says they were inserted in film without her permission

(Newser) - What caused Johnny Depp's explosive divorce from Amber Heard? According to the producers of one of Heard's movies, the film's sex scenes played a role. The producers of London Fields, as yet unreleased, are suing Heard for allegedly refusing to promote it. They say she "falsely"... More »

Divorce in the Cards When Men Don't Like Wives' Friends?

Survey suggests friends can influence divorce rate, depending on various factors

(Newser) - Before the advent of social networking and online dating, couples used to meet through mutual friends and acquaintances. But now that people are hooking up online and sometimes falling in love without knowing anything about the other person's social circles, scientists are wondering about what they call the "... More »

Indian Top Court to Rule on Muslim Divorce With 3 Words

Men have to say 'talaq' 3 times and they're officially free; women say that's discriminatory

(Newser) - Although the Koran spells out how a Muslim couple's divorce should be handled—Islamic experts say it's to be spread out over three months so the couple can gauge if it's really the best decision—a more modern-day divorce tactic is now being examined by India's... More »

Getting Fired Can Be Harder Than Losing a Spouse

Unemployment is a blip on the record that doesn't go away

(Newser) - Here's something you might not want to forward to your significant other: You're likely to recover from losing him or her faster than you would recover from losing your job. So say researchers at the University of East Anglia and the What Works Center for Wellbeing in the... More »

Woman Flees Miss. to Get Divorce She's Sought Since '01

Getting a divorce in Mississippi requires consent of both spouses

(Newser) - A divorce is a hard and pricey thing to get in Mississippi, though that doesn't necessarily stop people—one recent study found that the state's divorce rate is seventh highest in the country. What sets it—and South Dakota—apart from the rest of the country is that... More »

Priscilla Presley: I'm Taking Care of Lisa Marie's Twins

Grandma says she's got 8-year-olds during divorce fight, not foster care

(Newser) - Dismissing reports that Lisa Marie Presley's 8-year-old twin daughters are in the custody of the state of California, grandma Priscilla Presley says the girls are with her. The AP reported over the weekend that Finley and Harper Lockwood, Lisa Marie's children with estranged husband Michael Lockwood, were under... More »

Judge: 'Wretchedly Unhappy Marriage' No Reason for Divorce

UK woman is appealing ruling denying her a divorce

(Newser) - When Tini Owens says she's trapped in a loveless marriage, she means it. Owens, 65, was denied a divorce from her millionaire husband of 39 years after he told a UK judge their "minor" disagreements are simply a part of married life, reports the Times . In a case... More »

Man Blames Uber for Divorce, Sues for $45M

App sent wife details of his Uber rides

(Newser) - An allegedly cheating husband who got in trouble after using his wife's iPhone to book an Uber blames the app for the end of his marriage and is suing for $45 million, the Daily Dot reports. The businessman says that after he logged into his own Uber account on... More »

Woman Ends 22-Year Marriage Over Husband's Trump Support

It was a deal breaker, she says

(Newser) - Divisions between supporters of President Trump and Hillary Clinton have taken a toll on plenty of relationships, reports Reuters , but this might be the most extreme example: Gayle McCormick, a 73-year-old retired prison guard in Washington state who describes herself as a "Democrat leaning toward socialist," says she... More »

An Ancient Divorce Practice May Be Outlawed in India

Muslim men in India must only say 'talaq' 3 times

(Newser) - After 13 years of marriage to an allegedly abusive husband, a Muslim mother in India is formally protesting how easy it was for him to leave her—he divorced her by writing a letter containing the word "talaq," or divorce, three times, to her parents. "I was... More »

In Surprise Turn, Jolie, Pitt Claim a 'United Front'

They've sealed court documents to protect children: statement

(Newser) - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie say they hope to keep the rest of their divorce proceedings hidden from the public in their first joint statement since announcing their split in September. The former couple says they've sealed all court documents relating to the split and hired a private judge... More »

Wealthy 'Genius' Claims Divorce Payday Too Low

Judge in 'Titanic' divorce case says US financier is no Einstein

(Newser) - How much is "genius" worth? That's the question a British appeals court will decide in the case of an American financier who claims he got shafted in a divorce settlement. Randy Work, 48, says a judge erred by granting his wife half of the couple's fortune of... More »

Marc Anthony Divorcing Wife After J.Lo Kiss

Couple reached decision 'mutually and amicably'

(Newser) - Marc Anthony has confirmed he's splitting from his wife of two years, 28-year-old model Shannon de Lima, reports Billboard . Rumors surfaced that the pair were done after Anthony, 48, shared an on-stage kiss with ex-wife Jennifer Lopez at the Latin Grammys in November, a few months after Lopez broke... More »

How the Super Rich Pretend That They're Not

A deep dive into how one man hid $400M from his soon-to-be ex-wife

(Newser) - One part Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and one part The Big Short, a recent New York Times piece gives readers a chance to "peer inside the hidden world of the super rich"— or at least at the system they use to hide everything that makes them... More »

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